Emily Nagelbach is second flute/piccolo with the Vancouver Island Symphony, principal flute with the Palm Court Orchestra, and Head of the Winds & Brass Department at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As a freelance musician, she has performed with a variety of regional ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria.
Emily holds an AVCM from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), a B.Mus. in Performance and Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.Mus. in Performance from the University of British Columbia, studying with Dr. Amy Hamilton, Lorna McGhee and Camille Churchfield. Prior to entering university, Emily studied with her friend and mentor, Dr. Mary Byrne.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she has won numerous competitions, including the Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music Competition and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. Emily has been broadcast on CBC Radio as guest principal flute with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and has recorded for the Canadian Music Centre. She also is a member of the Continuum Consort, with whom she toured South Korea in recital and performs regularly with in concert on the West Coast of BC.
Emily has been a member of Pedagogy Committee of the National Flute Association and served as the Artistic Director of the Summer Music Discovery Camp at the VCM for many years. She teaches flute, piccolo, baroque flute and theory to students of all ages and levels and piano and fife for young beginners.